The Female second protagonist looked up to her grandpa (First protagonist) and believe it's only because of he and his policies that the country prospered. Her grandpa was a hardcore monarchist, irredentist and militarist that ultimately draw the whole country into a world war. Although the war has won, he lost the hope to live and committed suicide due to devastated international reputation and death of the Emperor. He has since become an extremely controversial figure nationally, and almost universally hated internationally. 1929, 8 years since the war has ended, the economy has stagnated and minorities wish to break off from the empire. She has been appointed as the chancellor by the Emperor, believing as she is his granddaughter, she could again lead the empire to another prosperity. Which her grandpa has always objected, fearing her sinking into the meat-grinder called politic. She, deeply admired her grandpa's policies, has become a much more brutal and ruthless leader than her grandpa. But time has changed, it's 1929 not 1879, her grandpa's hardcore policies (which she poorly emulate) just wouldn't work anymore. She also face tremendous political backlash as a female chancellor. She tried really hard to make the empire great again, but ultimately doomed it into a massive, decades-long civil war. She finally broke down in tears as the rebels swarmed into the capital and her beloved child-emperor lies lifeless in the burning Imperial palace. Questioning what she has done wrong, and she just want to be like her grandpa, before the flame consumed both of them and the empire she so desperately tries to protect shattered into pieces. This is suppose to be the continuous of the story of First protagonist (grandpa), but I just feel something is wrong but cannot really see. Perhaps it's too brutal to end a story that start out like a hero fantasy?